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#2438 of 2771 2008 Pathfinder Transmission Shuttering Problem - SE 2WD
Mar 11, 2008 (5:55 am)
As an earlier post mentioned, I also had a Nissan Senior Tech admit and witness the problem. He described my issue as more of a "shutter or thump" when lighty pressing the gas pedal around 40mph. This issue is relatively the same issue as others have posted with tramission, rough shifting, etc. The Tech said Nissan has recognized the problem and hope to have a fix soon. It is very annoying to me and it causes the whole car to shake(almost like it shutters as if it was out of gas) that can't be good on gas mileage.
He mentioned it also has to to with EPA approval. Because the issue also relates to gas fuel adjustments.
I never had this issue with my 05 - I'm very dissappointed in the 08 - Anyone know if this can fall under Lemon Law??? What can we do?
#2439 of 2771 Service Engine Soon Light
Mar 11, 2008 (1:44 pm)
SES light has been on since 12/07. The OBD reader says P1446 and P1444. Believe it is the EVAP system but it could be all 3 items, purge control valve, vent control valve and carbon cannister. Question is if I do nothing to this 98 PF, what are the consequences? Dealer has already quoted me $1K to repair and clean out all the hoses and tubes. PF drives fine with no noticeable adverse behavior. Anyone know? Thanks.
#2440 of 2771 Re: 2008 Pathfinder Transmission Shuttering Problem - SE 2WD [krcarr30]
Mar 12, 2008 (11:01 am)
Okay, your situation sounds a little different than what I experience.
I took mine for a drive with GM and Service Tech. They acknowledge what I am complaining about, but say it is NORMAL. my 05 definitely did not shift this way. I started getting angry because they say it's normal...based on what? Have they driven Pathfinders Exclusively for the past 10-12 years?
I am trying to connect with my friend who has an 06 to see if hers drives the same. I did drive another 08 and it is the same as mine.
Keep us posted if you get any answers on your end!
#2441 of 2771 Re: Service Engine Soon Light [riverknoll]
Mar 12, 2008 (11:12 am)
I had smth similar on my 1999.5 Pathfinder.
Dealer changed cannister and vent valve - no good, SES came back on after a few days.
Eventually - they found that it was a crack in the gas tank filling pipe - there's a bend where the pipe gets to the actual tank - they replaced it and no more SES. BTW - there was also a smell of gas before they changed it.
Hope this helps.
#2442 of 2771 Re: 2008 Pathfinder Transmission Shuttering Problem - SE 2WD [saknjmom]
Mar 13, 2008 (9:12 am)
They say it is normal because that is all they can say. They have no solutions and either does Nissan. This is a piss poor product . The clowns at Nissan blew it . I will never buy another Nissan ever again. Anyone who bought the 2008 V6 Pathfinder will just have to suck it up until they can trade these rattle traps in for something of quality. We, unfortunately, bought the LE which includes a lot of overpriced additions that put the total price over $40,000 and this is the quality we get for that price. It is a shame...........
#2443 of 2771 Re: 2008 Pathfinder Transmission Shuttering Problem - SE 2WD [krcarr30]
Mar 13, 2008 (9:21 am)
I think what your tech meant by shutter or thump is "rattle and trap". The quality of the engine/transmission is terrible. We blame Nissan they blame the EPA. Have you noticed how hard it is to put into gear from park ? Have you noticed how loud the engine is when you start it ? We are checking into the lemon law here in Florida. I think it is different for every state. I am sorry that you are going through this. It is very disappointing to spend that kind of money and to get what we are getting. This will be the last Nissan.
#2444 of 2771 Re: Head gasket?? Water pump? 2001 Pathfinder LE [shark715]
Mar 13, 2008 (10:15 am)
there is a small leak under the passenger side dash - smells like coolant. is this typical location of heater core leak?
#2445 of 2771 Re: 2008 Pathfinder Transmission Shuttering Problem - SE 2WD [dtbaj]
Mar 17, 2008 (3:55 am)
Yeah, I'm in the same boat with the LE loaded.
I drove my friend's 06 the other day just to see and what do you know, tranny was just as I remembered in my 05. Do you think this was an intentional "difference" or do you think they have a production problem?
To add insult to injury, I've been attempting to deal with NMAC regarding the offer to upgrade and waive up to 3 pmts. I did the deal, submitted the required paperwork. they kept sending me bills and I spent hours on the phone trying to "prove" that I didn't owe the last two pmts.
A week ago saturday, some bully from a COLLECTION AGENCY called demanding I pay up.
This transaction, the car the whole thing is being chalked up to a REALLY BAD deal.
#2446 of 2771 Re: Head gasket?? Water pump? 2001 Pathfinder LE [munny]
Mar 17, 2008 (4:34 am)
Yes, very typical of a heater core leak. But it could be one of the heater hoses too.
#2447 of 2771 Re: Head gasket?? Water pump? 2001 Pathfinder LE [shark715]
Mar 17, 2008 (4:42 am)
so what is the best way to get at the heater core and hoses? someone had mentioned that need to take out dash - ugh.